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News from 2015, 23 entries


  • Business intern helps create inclusive work environment for Costa Ricans
    December 21st, 2015
    Business intern helps create inclusive work environment for Costa Ricans

    On a Business internship, Spanish volunteer Anna Tapiolas, worked with The Asociacion de Emprendedores Belemitas primarily in the area of workplace environment. 

  • Projects Abroad donates medical equipment to the National Cancer Institute in Sri Lanka
    December 4th, 2015
    Projects Abroad donates medical equipment to the National Cancer Institute in Sri Lanka

    On Monday 23 November, Projects Abroad presented donations of medical supplies to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Projects Abroad helps prevent spread of dengue fever in the Philippines
    November 9th, 2015
    Projects Abroad helps prevent spread of dengue fever in the Philippines

    On October 16, Projects Abroad volunteers from different projects across the Philippines came together to conduct a massive larviciding campaign in partnership with the Rotary Club of Cebu and the City of Bogo. 

  • Ten years of supporting education in Modarawila, Sri Lanka
    October 23rd, 2015
    Ten years of supporting education in Modarawila, Sri Lanka

    The story of Dutch Anne Preschool is one of friendship, service and a longstanding commitment made nearly ten years ago. Emerging from one of the darkest moments in Sri Lanka’s history, Dutch Anne is a testament to local development and progress.

  • Projects Abroad Jamaica cares for over 500 people on World Homeless Day
    October 23rd, 2015
    Projects Abroad Jamaica cares for over 500 people on World Homeless Day

    The Projects Abroad Jamaica team started preparation for World Homeless Day at the beginning of October, creating care packages to hand out and even taking part in local media interviews about the project.

  • Projects Abroad works towards a healthier Samoa with launch of Nutrition project
    October 12th, 2015
    Projects Abroad works towards a healthier Samoa with launch of Nutrition project

    This month, Projects Abroad launched a Nutrition project in Samoa, with the aim of encouraging health and fitness among the Samoan people.

  • Conservation Volunteers work to protect scarlet macaws at Barra Honda
    October 1st, 2015
    Conservation Volunteers work to protect scarlet macaws at Barra Honda

    Beginning in 2012, the Scarlet Macaw Project carried out by Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers in Barra Honda National Park, has targeted the fragmentation of the macaw population and its near elimination in Guanacaste province.

  • Projects Abroad and ADI successfully rehome rescued circus animals at Taricaya
    September 15th, 2015
    Projects Abroad and ADI successfully rehome rescued circus animals at Taricaya

    Our new partnership with ADI has seen eight animals rehomed at Taricaya Ecological Reserve, where Projects Abroad has been operating since 2001.

  • Projects Abroad Teaching Volunteers Launch Summer Camp Programme: The Deepmala Club
    August 28th, 2015
    Projects Abroad Teaching Volunteers Launch Summer Camp Programme: The Deepmala Club

    The Deepmala Club is an initiative started by two volunteers from Denmark and the UK, who went above and beyond at their Teaching placement in Nepal. Through their teamwork, creativity, and commitment to service, they have set a remarkable example for volunteers to come.

  • Volunteers make strides in Peruvian spider monkey release project
    August 13th, 2015
    Volunteers make strides in Peruvian spider monkey release project

    Conservation volunteers in Peru are making exciting progress in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, with the reintroduction of the Peruvian spider monkey (Ateles chamek) into the wild. Based in the Taricaya Ecological Reserve, Projects Abroad volunteers are tasked with restoring and preserving one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world.

  • Projects Abroad continues to support ethical wildlife volunteering
    August 7th, 2015
    Projects Abroad continues to support ethical wildlife volunteering

    As one of the largest voluntary tourism providers in the world, and therefore a leading authority on the industry, Projects Abroad recognises that animal cruelty can often be a by-product of tourism. Examples of this include elephant back riding, photography opportunities with wildlife and close encounters with wild animals.

  • Folding Wings of Hope in Panadura
    August 6th, 2015
    Folding Wings of Hope in Panadura

    Projects Abroad Sri Lanka’s Short-term Special Medicine volunteers collaborated on a project to send wishes of hope, health and good fortune to new mothers and babies. Inspired by Japanese tradition, 13 Short-term Special volunteers crafted 1000 paper cranes to decorate the wards at the Kethumathi Hospital for Women in Panadura, a town in the Kalutara district in Sri Lanka’s Western Province, some 25 kilometers south of Colombo.

  • Physiotherapy Volunteer in Samoa joins Medical Team for Historic All Blacks Game
    July 23rd, 2015
    Physiotherapy Volunteer in Samoa joins Medical Team for Historic All Blacks Game

    On 7 July, the Samoan rugby team, Manu Samoa, competed against the New Zealand All Blacks in a long-awaited Test match, held at Apia Park. Despite the nations’ close ties, the All Blacks had never played in Samoa, much to the dismay of the local people. But after years of campaigning, the match finally took place in the heart of Samoa’s capital city, with a revamped stadium and an audience of 8000 people watching.

  • Volunteers in Vietnam work to bridge Vietnamese-American Relations
    July 7th, 2015
    Volunteers in Vietnam work to bridge Vietnamese-American Relations

    The Thuy An Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped Children is located 70 kilometres from Hanoi. By bus, the ride into the Vietnamese countryside only lasts a couple of hours, yet Thuy An is worlds away from the sprawl and bustle of Vietnam’s capital. This setting has allowed a group of American students from the University of Delaware to make strides in a variety of therapies for disabled children.

  • Medicine volunteers in Ghana give hospital paediatric unit a new look
    July 1st, 2015
    Medicine volunteers in Ghana give hospital paediatric unit a new look

    Projects Abroad Medicine volunteers in Ghana have partnered with the Francis Eshun Baidoo (FEB) Foundation to paint the paediatric unit of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital. The hospital’s paediatric unit receives surgical, orthopaedic and general medical cases affecting children within the Central Region of Ghana.

  • Projects Abroad launches Disaster Relief project in Nepal
    June 22nd, 2015
    Projects Abroad launches Disaster Relief project in Nepal

    The Disaster Relief project in Nepal officially started this month on the 8th June. The project has got off to a strong start with determined staff and volunteers working hard to help rebuild damaged schools, brick by brick.

  • Volunteers make breakthrough discovery of new bird species in Peru
    June 8th, 2015
    Volunteers make breakthrough discovery of new bird species in Peru

    Projects Abroad conservation volunteers and staff have been instrumental in the discovery of a new species of bird in the Taricaya Ecological Reserve, in Peru. The landmark discovery was confirmed by ornithology experts at the end of May.

  • Volunteer partners with Ghanaian tailors to launch fashion label
    June 5th, 2015
    Volunteer partners with Ghanaian tailors to launch fashion label

    When William Wubben volunteered at a football project in Ghana through Projects Abroad, he never imagined that in five years’ time, he would be running a successful fashion label based on his experiences in the country. 

  • Conservation volunteers preserve Andaman Coast above and below the surface
    May 26th, 2015
    Conservation volunteers preserve Andaman Coast above and below the surface

    Marine conservation volunteers in Thailand have continued their efforts to protect the coastal regions and island habitats of Krabi, by participating in a variety of clean-up projects over the past months. Projects Abroad has been working closely with local government and NGOs on these projects for over two years. 

  • Costa Rica volunteers help National Park reduce its carbon footprint
    May 22nd, 2015
    Costa Rica volunteers help National Park reduce its carbon footprint

    Projects Abroad volunteers in Costa Rica have implemented an exciting and worthwhile project in Barra Honda National Park. In an effort to assist residents of the National Park in combatting global climate change, volunteers have introduced an efficient and cost-effective system to manage waste: the bio-digester. 

  • Jamaica team launches homelessness awareness campaign
    May 11th, 2015
    Jamaica team launches homelessness awareness campaign

    Projects Abroad Jamaica has recently launched a new campaign to help combat homelessness throughout the country: Operation SHARE (Support Help and Respect Everyone). Operation SHARE aims to create public awareness around the issue of homelessness.

  • Fiji Shark Conservation Project turns one year old
    January 23rd, 2015
    Fiji Shark Conservation Project turns one year old

    Projects Abroad Fiji celebrated the one year anniversary of our Shark Conservation Project this month. Volunteers and staff in Fiji, celebrated the occasion by planting 365 mangrove saplings, one for each day that the project has been running.

  • Volunteers give gifts to Jamaican children this Christmas
    January 23rd, 2015
    Volunteers give gifts to Jamaican children this Christmas

    Projects Abroad Jamaica brought some festive cheer to children this past Christmas through the annual toy drive, which saw 1248 toys given to underprivileged children across the country. Dubbed “Operation Krismus Smile” this ambitious project ensured that children received a gift this year.